Cyrtandra baileyi F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von in Bailey, F.M. (1890) A Synopsis of the Queensland Flora, Supplement 3 : 51. Type: Queensland.Russell River, Bellenden-Ker Expedition, Bellenden-Ker Ra., W. Sayer; syn: MEL & BRI?.
Bailey's Cyrtandra; Cyrtandra, Bailey's
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-3 m tall.
Leaf blades about 8.5-20 x 2.5-5.5 cm. One leaf of each pair is much reduced (total length about 1 cm long) and can be mistaken for a stipule. Teeth more pronounced on the upper half of the leaf blade. Very young twigs and terminal buds clothed in orange-brown hairs. Petiole grooved on the upper surface.
Flowers often produced in the axil of the reduced leaf of each pair so that the flower appears to be leaf-opposed. Calyx about 6-7 mm long, irregularly 5-lobed. Corolla about 25 mm long. Anthers two, fused together in the flower bud forming an arch over the stigma. Pollen white. Ovary green, seated on a disk.
Cotyledons +/- sessile, about 1.5-2 x 1-2 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: seedling glabrous, leaf blade elliptic, thick and fleshy, +/- paired and opposite but one leaf of each pair much is reduced and scarcely recognizable as a leaf, being about the dimensions of a large cataphyll. Young shoots clothed in rusty red hairs. Seed germination time 105 to 339 days.